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Publisher's Summary

The riveting debut work from celebrated newcomer Lish McBride, Hold Me Closer, Necromancer drops a seemingly average boy into the adventure of a lifetime. Sam can’t complain about much, even if his job isn’t the most glamorous one around. But his world gets a whole lot more complicated when he crosses paths with Douglas, a necromancer who gets paid to raise the dead. Douglas thinks Sam might have the right touch for necromancing, and when this turns out to be all too true, Sam faces unimaginable dangers.
©2010 Lish McBride (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 10-08-12

I will love you all night long...

Would you consider the audio edition of Hold Me Closer Necromancer to be better than the print version?

I listened to the audiobook first, and frankly, the audiobook kept me on edge all day/night long. Just like a printed book, I couldn't put it down - i would have kept my headphones on and let myself listen to it in the dark, but I'm not going to lie... on occasion, this book gave me the heebie-jeebies.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything? The pacing, the plot, the character development - probably the characters, and how familiar they become. Each character is well-developed, and I can see myself knowing and loving these characters in real life, especially Sam.

I would have said it started slow, but frankly, I think it needed it, because that momentum at the end would have been too fast if it hadn't had the slow build of character and plot development - no action by any character ever surprised me, and for me, that's a good thing - I feel like when the plot finally resolved, my thoughts were "YES, this is right and correct."

What does Jonathan Todd Ross and Chris Sorensen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I think Jonathan Todd Ross' performance is amazing - I can't imagine Sam with any other voice now, and frankly, I can hear it in my head as I think about the book. That character voice develops the character even further, putting in details about him that while not written, I think are implied by subtext in the book. His sarcasm, dry wit - even his anger and other emotions are truly drawn out by Ross' performance in a way that it just can't in print...

Any additional comments?

I truly enjoyed this book, and I would categorize it as a spiritual successor to "Good Omens" or "The Dresden Files" - NOT those sparkly vampire copycats. It's humor is sharp and dry, with pop-culture and music references all over the place. This book has brains and literary brawn.

This book was recommended to me and I will happily recommend it to you, whoever you are.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Cristy G on 08-18-11

Fun and Quirky..

A hilarious and entertaining read with a ton of spook and even more wit, HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER is a read no fan of the paranormal should miss; think less Twilight more Buffy.

Samhain Corvus LaCroix (or just Sam) and his friends' (a motley group of misfits and slackers) reality is turned upside-down and inside-out, after an unfortunate shot during a casual game of potato hockey behind the Plumpy Burgers where they all work . One rogue spud and the gang will be forced to face horrors beyond imagination and with their eyes now opened to supernatural creatures, Sam finds himself dragged (literally) into the dangerous politics of the paranormal world with a great big target on his naive back.

Lish McBride's HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER is surprisingly a highly amusing read, despite the bloodshed and loss of life, with a touch of romance budding and many, many laughs to be had, readers will be hard-pressed to find fault in Sam's quirky and unique story. Although HMCN could easily be a standalone novel, roomers are that we have not heard the last of Sam and his paranormal pals and to that, I say Cheers!

I couldn't help but draw character and over all story-vibe comparison, to the all too short lived CWTV series REAPER. With a similar sarcastic tongue and cheek charm, Bret Harrison (REAPER Sam), easily filled the role of necromancer Sam in my head as his precarious story played out.

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